kievan rus' edition
Ruthenians = Belarus and part of Ukraine.
Moscovians are tatar nigger subhuman scum that claimed the title of Rus when they killed the elite of the Kievan Rus.
Zaporozhian Cossacks needed translators to speak to Russian tsar, they didn't need any translators when they spoke with Poles. Isn't it weird?
Yes, but the elite that founded Rus got Ruthenised and they spoke Ruthenian and adapted the Ruthenian culture.
Later they were killed by Muscovite niggers that claimed the title of Rus and enslaved the people that were previously ruled by the real Rurik from Scandinavia. And before that they both got ruled for 200 years by the Mongols which made their language even more weirder and their customs brutal.
>Cossacks in general
were/are they even homogenous/an actual ethnicity? Aren't they basically frontiersmen from all over the place? Kind of like adventurers or mercenaries?
Russian ethnicity started to finally shape when the Catherine tried to justify partitions of Poland.
She said that she's going back to the "roots" meaning she's just claiming what Kievan Rus was. She created "White Russians" and 'Red Russians", before that, they were closer to the Poles.
That's a fact that Russians will deny despite the evidence.
Is this a typical face/look for Rus, Ukr, or Bel?
How does the Russian pension system work? In Finland there are quite regularly (like every 3rd month) some news articles about Russia running out of hard cash as the oil prices plummet and the wars+sanctions+bad relations with big trading partners (Turkey) make the GDP turn to negative growth and because of that the budget is partly paid by I think two funds that are like the pension fund(?) and some future fund? If the Russian economy doesn't get back on the right track and oil prices stay low, is it possible that your government spends all the pension moneyz in weapons and general remilitarization? If I recall correctly there are only like a couple of hundred billions in the pension fund to begin with, in Finland our pension funds have like 150-200 billion euros and we are only 5,5 million people.
>when it comes to Russia
When it comes to big cities it means Asians who come to get low paid jobs (people from provinces do it too but Asians are less demanding so companies prefer them) on construction sites, as cleaners, etc. Caucasians who come to sell drugs, rob, launder money and organize all kinds of illegal activities. They literally conquered all markets in the nineties, replacing Russians.
>And how much does that mean?
~3 mil Muslims in Moscow + some amount of non-Muslim Caucasians.
~2 mil immigrants in St. Petersburg in general.
Asians usually go back and return for seasonal jobs but some stay.
>How are people from SPb different?
Less arrogant (in Moscow people love to pretend their place is the only good Russia and others are shit hellholes populated with orcs even if they come from other cities themselves), more cultured, more chill. All criminals, whores and such go to Moscow, it's their #1 goal in life. They outnumber educated law abiding citizens, at least feels like it to me. St. Petersburg is not as popular nowadays. It had a criminal image in 90s but not more criminal than Moscow de-facto. People have more European mindset in general, Moscow is just a big cash machine at the moment.